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Power, Utilities & Renewables: Leadership

The dynamics of global energy demand, supply, and infrastructure dependencies have undergone more change in recent years than at any time since the 1970s. Deloitte provides insights and services to help power and utilities and renewable energy companies navigate the challenges and opportunities in today’s environment.

Jim Thomson

Vice Chairman | Deloitte Consulting LLP
US Power, Utilities & Renewables Leader

Jim serves as the vice chairman, US Power, Utilities & Renewables leader, as well as a lead client service partner for Deloitte Consulting LLP. A consulting principal based in Tampa, Jim has more than 30 years of consulting experience working with global power and utility and renewable energy clients. He is focused on delivering solutions to complex and critical challenges within the power and utility industry and brings a strong passion for making a difference with some of our largest power and utility and renewable energy businesses and their customers.

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Kathryn Pavlovsky

Principal | Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
US Energy, Resources & Industrials Advisory Leader

Katie is a principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and currently serves as the US Energy, Resources & Industrials Advisory leader for services in the areas of strategic, financial, transactional, operational, and regulatory risks. Prior to this role, she led the oil and gas sector where she worked with oil and gas clients to assess risks to corporate and functional strategies, which has included implementing risk sensing and other digital and analytical tools and approaches to support clients in prioritizing and resourcing risks identified and undergoing transformation. Katie has also worked across power and utilities, mining and metals, chemicals, and industrial products where she has delivered in the areas of compliance, investigations, disputes, and transactions. Additionally, she has been focused on working with clients who evaluate compliance programs, undergo investigations, or undertake initiatives to enhance business continuity and crisis management. Prior to joining Deloitte, Katie worked in a special liability group for a commercial insurer.

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Ben Jones

US Managing Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP
US Power, Utilities & Renewables Consulting Leader

Ben is the leader of Deloitte’s US Consulting Power, Utilities & Renewables practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP. For more than 20 years, Ben has demonstrated success delivering large, complex business transformations that achieve sustained business results. He is an experienced program manager driving large complex global digital transformations. He is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge of project governance, risk management, and driving transformational change within investor-owned and municipal utilities and cooperatives.

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Dave Yankee

Managing Director | Deloitte Tax LLP
US Power, Utilities & Renewables Tax Leader

Dave is a managing director in the Federal Tax Accounting (Periods, Methods & Credits) group of the Washington National Tax practice of Deloitte Tax LLP and is the US Power, Utilities & Renewables Tax Leader for the firm. He is based in Deloitte’s Chicago office and serves in an industry advisory role on several gas and electric utilities throughout the United States, as a specialist, as needed, to engagement teams in other Deloitte offices and as Deloitte’s lead tax executive on a rate-regulated utility engagement. In prior years, he served as Deloitte’s lead tax partner on several rate-regulated utilities and two unregulated power generation companies.

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Thomas L. Keefe

Partner | Deloitte & Touche LLP
US Power, Utilities & Renewables Audit & Assurance Leader

Tom has more than 30 years of experience serving clients in the energy industry in our Chicago, New Orleans and Indianapolis offices. He has served as the lead client service partner, concurring partner or advisory partner on several large energy clients that have participated in virtually all aspects of the industry, from basic utility distribution service to electric and gas transmission, propane distribution, coal mining, energy trading, energy services, nuclear generation and independent power production. His range of experience includes external audit, internal control audits, rate case filing reviews, and purchase accounting related to the acquisition and/or disposition of plants and businesses. In addition, Tom has served several renewable energy clients assisting them with various financing and other accounting matters.

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Marlene Motyka

Principal | Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
US and Global Renewable Energy Leader

Marlene is Deloitte’s US and Global Renewable Energy leader and a principal in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. She consults on matters related to valuation, tax, M&A, financing, business strategy, and financial modeling for the renewable energy and power and utilities sectors. Marlene has been at Deloitte for more than 22 years and holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.

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